Starting May first of 2016 TTSO will offering commercial fishing charters. The Sea Gal will be commercial fishing Prince William Sound for Spot Shrimp this is your chance to become a commercial fisherman for a few days. You will need to buy a one week commercial fishing license to come on board the Sea Gal for 4 days of pulling shrimp pots. You will cruising the many bays and fjords the Sound. This has been called an “old man fishery” which is to say it is quite tame compared to other Alaska fisheries for example you can only pull gear from 8 a.m. to 4.pm, the gear is relatively light and the seas are relatively calm to other Alaska waters, there are many bays and coves to hide in should the weather turn nasty. Beautiful scenery and abundant wildlife, will be your back drop as you assist Bill as he pulls and sets shrimp pots, it is up to you how much you participate, your labor is not mandatory, if you decide you want to sleep in instead of pull pots, you can tell the “skipper “where to go!
This is obviously not an option on other co mmercal boats, that being said many of the smaller commercial boats are 1 man operations. After the last pots are set each day and the Shrimp are on ice we can troll for King Salmon and Rockfish or just enjoy a barbecue in the back deck while you take in the scenery + solitude. At this time of year the big crowds summer have not made it too the sound! Details of accommodations on the Sea Gal can be found in the “vessel” section if this site. Although Sea Gal is capable of accommodating more people on board, we limit the number on board to 4 people due to Coast Guard regulations for life rafts on commercial fishing vessels, it’s also makes things more comfortable. At the end of the trip you will get to keep 10lbs.of shrimp tails per person (your crew share!)This is a 200.00 value per person. You will also need a sports fishing license with King Salmon stamp a long with the before mentioned commercial crewman’s license. Please note that because we are commercial fishing we will not be able retain any Halibut, Sea Gal in not permitted to retain Halibut while commercial fishing, even if we catch them while trolling for King Salmon.